The Forum was one of the important
centers of Roman social life. The Forum had the large
marketplace. In the forum were all the Roman banks. The
Forum was also a business center. But the Forum had a purpose
that we might find unusual.
It was in the Forum where anyone who
felt like it could stand and talk to the crowd and express their views
on any subject. It was called Orating and the Romans loved
it. Teachers of speaking would bring their students to the forum
and assign them to try and convince the crowd that a specific idea was
the correct and proper idea. Politicians gave speeches
here. Any adult male roman citizen could speak in the Forum.
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